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Old 11-07-2003, 08:12 AM   #1
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Redhat Dual Boot with Windows 98

To All the Open Sourcerers,

I am new to Linux and recently I have my self a copy of Redhat 9 and installed one successfully.

Now I wanted to install it side-by-side with Windows 98, so I browse the internet for some informations... one of those I've read is first install Windows then install Linux (which I did). The problem is this, I partitioned a 9GB HD into this:

2 GB = Windows(installed already)
3 GB = Windows programs
4 GB = free (unpartitioned), for Linux Installation

In Redhat installation I can't create a third partition let's say I've created the partition for / and /boot, I can't make a third partition for /home, prompting me somethinf like: "Cannot create partition, partition failed".
I also tried to create the /home first then /boot, still the same it won't allow me to make a partition for /, I've noticed that whenever I'm for the third partition it is prompting me an error... I'm desperate right now... is it that the free space is not equal with the one read by Linux, or is there a problem with the third partition? and one more... how come I can't login to my hotmail account? I'm confused because in my friends office, I can log to my hotmail accoutn... that's all... please do help me Linux Gods...

Old 11-07-2003, 08:17 AM   #2
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Try deleting all the partitions and creating each one again. start with the /boot as it should be in the beginning sectors.
Old 11-07-2003, 08:17 AM   #3
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It may be a problem with partition types. There can only be 4 primary partitions on a disk. To get around this, one of the primary partitions can be a special 'extended' partition that can carry up to 11 logical partitions. Maybe all your partitions were primary, and thus a fifth wouldn't work. Make a big 4gb extended partition, and put a bunch of logical ones for linux in it.
Old 11-07-2003, 08:48 AM   #4
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WEll when you use the disk druid [name?] app that comes as part of the RH9 setup it will let you partition and manage al that without you knowing if it is logical or extended etc etc.


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